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the best. >> welcome back. thanks so much for staying with us. french and spanish forces in afghanistan are among those starting to leave the country this month with a withdrawal -- the complete withdrawal -- of the mainly western troops set for 2014. canada and its combat mission last week -- and its combat mission last week in germany is set to bring back some of its forces by the end of this year. at least 30,000 u.s. soldiers are to be withdrawn by next summer. today, the conflict in afghanistan shows little sign of being resolved. civilians and military casualties continue to mount, and opinions are divided over whether afghan forces will be ready to take over security operations in three years' time. we have this report. >> american soldiers are a regular sight in the provinces. but the withdrawal has already begun. afghan forces are taking on more responsibilities for security in their country. it is a dangerous task, especially in the unruly areas of the south and east of the country. >> we are ready for the mission. we are well trained, and we will make sure that the people in
. in southern afghanistan, at least four people have been killed in an attack on a memorial service for the brother of president karzai. a suicide bomber struck the red mosque in kandahar. the dead included one of afghanistan's leading clerics. the president's brother was assassinated at his home on tuesday. the taliban claimed responsibility for that killing. the commander of nato forces in afghanistan, and general david petraeus, has been holding security talks in pakistan as divisions deepen between washington and islamabad. the u.s. is holding hundreds of millions of dollars in security assistance. pakistan has called for an end to u.s. drone raids that have been taking an increasing civilian toll. >> u.s. drones' fly it around the clock in pakistan, targeting fighters in the mountainous region bordering afghanistan. civilians are often killed in the attacks. pakistan has condemned the ground strikes as a violation of its sovereignty, although some analysts believe they are carried out with the help of pakistan the -- pakistani intelligence. >> we are firmly against all terroris
step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution. the natal led force in afghanistan has begun handing over responsibility for security to afghan forces. -- the nato-led force in afghanistan has begun handing over responsibility. guido westerwelle will be on hand. >> guido westerwelle was met by his afghan counterpart when he arrived in kabul. plans to withdraw german troops are taking shape but guido westerwelle gave no specifics on when it was start. >> i want to stress that we know we have a responsibility in afghanistan after 2014. also, we will not forget about afghanistan after that date. >> guido westerwelle and discussed security with hamid karzai. the taliban has continued attacks during the transition phase as control passes from nato troops to afghan forces. >> the hacker group anonymous has targeted the colombian president and one of british murdoch's papers. they say they have broken into servers belonging to nato and have got their hands on restricted material. they said that they were sitting on a gigabyte of data stolen from the military alliance. on wednesday,
was the provincial chief of kandahar and of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. this death will leave a power vacuum in be -- in the battle against the taliban insurgency. he was stopped by allegations of corruption. he is suspected of been involved in the heroin trade. he had survived two previous assassination attempts. >> we were joined earlier from kandahar by our correspondent who had more on the circumstances of karzai's death. "certainly, this was an inside job. the witnesses say that a man who was a longtime aide of ahmad wali karzai who commanded some checkpoints near the home, apparently the assassin ask for a private audience. three shots rang out behind closed doors. he was dead at the scene. many of his aides doubt the taliban's responsibility. this might have been some kind of personal grudge. >> even if this was an inside job, what does this tell us about the stability in southern afghanistan? >> things are very fragile and even more fragile on now that ahmad wali karzai is gone. he helped to keep together so much of kandahar. the coalition forces are more and more depe
was a powerful fur in southern afghanistan. it could create a power vacuum and has raised many questions about the safety oerfgn officials. >> the president was joined by government officials said a prererceor his slain brother. brother was shot and killed by a security ar. the leader condemned the attacks. >> my message to an extremist is this. my cotren m brothers, stop killing your own people. it is easy to kill. but a real man is a man that sas whole people's lives. >> they travel to the ancestral village. >> he was a leading power broker in the south. his power stemmed from his family connections and the founhecculed analysts warn that the assassination could have serious consequences for afghanistan. >> it will boost to the more out of the -- the morale of the taliban and weaken the malof th afghan government. chaos might be and beaten back. this is a tremendous achievement for the taliban. >> they appointed another one of his brothers to a key role in the region to stave off political fighting and. >> women's soccer, japan is leading sweden by three goals to one in the world cup semifi
of the reasons could be that norway is in afghanistan with his forces. there are a lot of norwegian soldiers who are in afghanistan doing their work. norway was always on standby when the u.n. was called in for international troops. norway did a lot of work with the soldiers abroad. another possible thing is that it was a right-wing attack. the speculation about the right wing attack in norway. so far, we don't know anything. >> thank you for joining us. in other news, the last major suspect wanted for war crimes in yugoslavia has been extradited. here right in that violence two days after he was arrested in serbia. he is the last fugitive of more than 160 suspects indicted by the war crimes tribunal. he led separatist forces during the war in the 1990's. he's charged with 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including persecution and torture. a european -- is on her way to kenya to assess the impact of the famine in the horn of africa. a giant camp across the border is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees. >> this camp was designed for 90,000 refugees. there are now as
in southern afghanistan. six militants stormed the government buildings in the provincial capital. three of them detonated the explosives. police are believed to have killed the remaining three. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the deadliest to hit southern afghanistan in six months. nato has declared two crossings on cozumel -- kosovo's border with syria restricted areas, and peacekeepers have been checking cars for weapons. the move comes after ethnic serbs on wednesday attacked and set fire to a border post and fired at nato troops. the european union urged both sides to restore calm. while western europe is still waiting for summer, russia is sweltering under heat wave. russians are battling to prevent a repeat of last year's wildfires in which dozens of people lost their lives. >> the view from a fire fighting plane is disturbing. in southern russia, but also in the northwest and far east, foreign buyers are waiting, and peat bogs are smoldering. -- foreign fires are waging. they are ill-equipped to tackle the blazes. >> the heat and wind are a problem. w
french journalists who were held hostage in afghanistan for a year and a half have returned home. the exact circumstances of their release are unclear. herve ghesquiere and stephphane taponier arrive at a military base in paris where they were welcomed home by family and friends. they were kidnapped 60 kilometers outside of kabul in 2009. the taliban claimed responsibility. germany's last hope in the singles competition in wimbledon has been knocked out. she lost to maria sharapova in six sets. she entered on a wild card after dealing with injuries. maria sharapova was too much of a horse to be reckoned with. >> leaving center court after her defeat, she can look back on may successful wimbledon 2011. she put up a fight against maria sharapova from the onset. she could not kekeep up the pressure. maria sharapova won the finals game after the fresh shut with the ace. >> the more experienced russian dominated and the second set. the germinative lost concentration and had several unforced errors. -- the german native lost concentration and had several unforced errors. share uphold t
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